If you’re a veteran applying to UCLA, we thank you for your service and wish you success as you continue your education.
You’ll be happy to know that UCLA is one of the top five veteran-friendly schools according to U.S. News & World Report (2021). We’re proud to count many thousands of veterans among our students. To help make that possible, we participate in federal initiatives that help veterans and active-duty service members pay for college.
Read on to learn about the benefits available to you and get information about applying to UCLA.
Updates to the GI Bill have greatly expanded the benefits available to those who have served in the military since September 11, 2001. The American Council on Education has created a website to help veterans choose a college and obtain their education benefits under the post-9/11 GI Bill.
UCLA students enroll on a full-time basis and attend daytime classes. Part-time enrollment and evening classes are not an option for undergraduate degree programs. You can enroll part-time at other institutions and apply to UCLA as a transfer student. UCLA Extension offers academic and professional development courses part-time, at night, on weekends and at satellite locations for students who are not seeking a degree.
Due to the high volume of applications from students seeking their first bachelor’s degree, UCLA doesn’t admit students seeking a second bachelor’s degree.
We admit two types of students: freshmen and transfers. Which are you?
You can apply as a freshman if you’ve never attempted any coursework at a college or university after graduating from high school. If you ever enrolled at a college or university, you must apply as a transfer student.
Students who are admitted to UCLA are not usually permitted to defer their enrollment to a later term. However, if you’ve been accepted but have been called to active military duty, you will be allowed to defer your admission. Please notify us immediately upon receipt of your orders so that we can make appropriate arrangements. For information about the refund of registration fees, call the Registrar’s office at (310) 825-1091 (enter option 6 from the main menu).
When you return, contact our office within four weeks of completion of your tour of active duty so that we can facilitate your entry into UCLA.